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30th March 2017

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    Farewell to Sybil Shine, former councillor dies at 80

    Sybil Shine

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By ERIC GORDON

    SYBIL Shine, a former Camden Labour councillor, who fought radical causes throughout her life, has died at 80.

    Top designer Sir Kenneth Grange urges Camden Council to block 'grotesque' basement plan

    Sir Kenneth Grange lives in Hampstead [Pic: Geoff Sheppard]

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By ELLA JESSEL

    DIGGING a basement under your home is a sure-fire way to upset your neighbours and in Hampstead it is not unusual to discover you have unwittingly ruffled the feathers of an A-list pop star or a Hi

    Parliament Hill Lido falls silent after sudden death of hero lifeguard

    Glyn Roberts pictured at the Hampstead Heath ponds on Christmas Day

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    THE Parliament Hill Lido fell silent and the waters were still this week after it was closed as a mark of respect to a hero lifeguard who died suddenly on New Year’s Day.

    Chorus of approval for care home piano

    Music therapist Gary Ansdell at the piano with Rathmore House resident John Beaver

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT and ZITA LANZARA

    THE triumphant conclusion of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy resonated through a care home as one resident rekindled childhood memories of playing the piano.

    Royal Free Hospital boss David Sloman is knighted among New Year's honours

    Sir David Sloman

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    THE top boss of the Royal Free Hospital and the artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre were among those collecting awards in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

    Go-ahead for new housing development behind Chalk Farm tube station

    How the new development will look

    Published: 3 January, 2017
    By ELLA JESSEL

    RESIDENTS say they are “disappointed” after plans for a 77-home development on former police garages by Chalk Farm tube station were given the go-ahead.

    Renting Property in Spain – 5 Quick Tips for Expats

    Spanish Property

    Moving to a new country is stressful; you need to pack, change your job and contend with a new language. The Spanish property market is different from North America and many EU countries, and is some ways better with the law being focused towards the rights of tenants. Here are a few handy tips to take some of the stress out of the process when talking about renting property in Spain:

    1 – Properties targeted at expats are normally much more expensive – English speaking landlords will try to take advantage of your ignorance o

    How we spread Christmas hamper joy across Camden thanks to your generosity

    Rita Fitzgerald receives a hamper

    Published: 29 December, 2016

    THE scriptwriters of the Christmas Day episode of EastEnders had soap’s most famous pensioner Dot Cotton eating her dinner with only a stray cat for company, having pulled her table cracker h

    How did you spend Christmas Day? Jumping into ice cold pond water on Hampstead Heath

    The scene at the ponds on Christmas Day

    Published: 29 December, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    A GHOST from Christmases past appeared at the Hampstead Heath Christmas Day swim this year – in the form of a medal cast 101 years ago for the winner of the annual festive races.

    Man dies in fire tragedy on Boxing Day

    The damaged flat in Hawley Road

    Published: 29 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN and ELLA JESSEL

    DETECTIVES are investigating the circumstances behind a fire which killed a man in a Boxing Day blaze at his home in Camden Town. 

    Neighbour sends note to Christmas lights house: 'Your display is so bad I'm moving'

    The decorated house in Highgate, and below a 'disgruntled' neighbour's objection

    Published: 28 December, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    Fans gather to pay tribute to George Michael at his house in Highgate Village

    Fans Margaret Sorrell and Sarah Butler-Ford outside the star's home today

    Fans Margaret Sorrell and Sarah Butler-Ford outside the star's home today

    Published: 26 December, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    FANS gathered this morning (Boxing Day) at the Highgate home of George Michael, the global pop star who passed away on Christmas Day.

    Ponds lifeguard Terry Turner hangs up his trunks after 40 years

    Terry Turner with many of the swimmers he has known during his time at Hampstead Heath ponds. ‘I’ve swum here when there have been eight inches of ice,’ he recalled

    Published: 22 December, 2016
    By DAN CARRIER

    HE has spent four decades keeping a careful watch on the swimmers at Hampstead Heath ponds – but it was time for regulars to give senior lifeguard Terry Turner some attention as he completed

    Mayor backs controversial CS11 cycle ‘superhighway’

    Published: 22 December, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A MAJOR transforma­tion of Swiss Cottage has been given the go-ahead by the Mayor of London.

    Detectives launch murder investigation after woman is found dead at Dartmouth Park house

    Published: 17 December, 2016

    A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Dartmouth Park.